Number 1 Stanley front knob

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Forum topic by Clarkie posted 02-16-2016 01:33 AM 383 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2016 01:33 AM

Hello, does anyone here own a Stanley number 1? If you do, I’d like to ask what the front knob measures on it. I have had my #1 for quite awhile and the front knob is shot, actually no longer with the plane, there for I need the measurements so I can turn a replacement. Thanks for any assistance, have fun, make some dust.

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 02:35 AM

Replacement handles and knobs are available from different sources. The front knob and hardware can be sourced from a No 98 or 99. It’s not an exact match but very close.
Not all planes are the same size. Don’t get too carried away with exact measures! These are not scientific instruments and foundries didn’t work with 1mm tolerance!! Instead, expect anything up to 1/4” variance in the length of any Stanley plane.

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 03:32 AM

Hello emir, thanks for helping me out. I haven’t started on the front knob yet, I have been looking for a 98 or 99 that isn’t priced out of sight. In fact I’m so far behind now I’m beginning to think I’m in first place in the race. Thanks again.

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